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Tinubu Puts Destinies Of 20 Million Lagosians In His Pocket, Can’t Do Same In Edo — Labour Party




Labour Party candidate in the Edo gubernatorial election, Dr. Isaiah Osifo has warned that the people of the state would not allow APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to pocket their destinies as he has allegedly done in Lagos.

He stated this Sunday in Benin City in reaction to Tinubu’s statement on the crisis facing the Edo State House of Assembly.

Osifo accused the former Lagos State Governor of practising retrogressive politics in the Centre of Excellence but would not be allowed to import same to Edo.

“In Lagos State, Asiwaju Tinubu has succeeded in putting the destinies of over twenty million Lagosians in his pocket, who must go and prostrate in his Bourdillon residence before they can seek elective positions, buy property and even start a business.

“It is this retrogressive brand of politics that Tinubu wants to import to Edo State. But he fails to realise that Edo people have never been candidates for such mental dominance and subservience. He can check Nigeria’s historical records for this fact.

“Tinubu cannot do to our people in the 21st century, what our forebears vehemently rejected till this day. He cannot subordinate a free people like us, who would give anything for the triumph of social justice, to his whims. He should learn about Edo people from the rise and fall of Adams Oshiomhole, the sacked national chairman of the APC,” Osifo stated.

He noted that Obaseki has done in three years “what Tinubu couldn’t do in eight years, and several years after, by his stooges occupying the seat of power in Lagos”.

Osifo stated that Obaseki has succeeded in stamping out the activities of area boys and land grabbers from Edo’s socioeconomic space but the reverse was the case in Lagos.

“In Edo State, the Geographic Information Service agency, set up by Governor Obaseki issues Certificate of Occupancy in a matter of weeks, and at affordable cost. But in Lagos, the issuance of C-of-Os is still largely influenced by Tinubu, several years after leaving office.

“This is the kind of culture Tinubu wants to foist on Edo people through his agents such as Adams Oshiomhole and the APC gubernatorial candidate. But Edo people will not allow them,” he stated.